• By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    KEY STEPS DISCOVERED IN PRODUCTION OF CRITICAL IMMUNE CELL

    Researchers have uncovered a process cells use to fight off infection and cancer that could pave the way for precision cancer immunotherapy...

    Research, Environmental, Cancer, Immunity
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    A NEW BLINDNESS GENE UNCOVERED IN A CANINE STUDY

    A study has uncovered a mutation in the IFT122 gene in blind dogs. The gene defect now discovered results in the progressive destruction...

    Diagnostics, Gene, Genes
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    A MECHANISM BY WHICH CELLS BUILD 'MINI-MUSCLES' UNDERNEATH THEIR NUCLEUS IDENTIFIED

    Research has uncovered how motor protein myosin, which is responsible for contraction of skeletal muscles, functions also in non-muscle...

    Protein, Research, Fibers
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH INTO WHITE-ROT FUNGI PROVES ITS VALUE IN CARBON SEQUESTRATION

    A foundational study shows for the first time that white-rot fungi are able to use carbon captured from lignin as a carbon source....

    Research, Nature
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    ORIGIN OF LIFE: THE CHICKEN-AND-THE-EGG PROBLEM

    A team has shown that slight alterations in transfer-RNA molecules allow them to self-assemble into a functional unit that can replicate...

    RNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    SCIENTISTS USE LIPID NANOPARTICLES TO PRECISELY TARGET GENE EDITING TO THE LIVER

    Scientists developed a highly efficient, targeted method for delivering gene editing machinery to specific tissues and organs, demonstrating...

    Tissue, Gene, Genes
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    HIGH FAT DIETS MAY OVER-ACTIVATE DESTRUCTIVE HEART DISEASE PROTEIN

    Consumption of a high fat diet may be activating a response in the heart that is causing destructive growth and lead to greater risk...

    Research, Protein
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    COMMON BACTERIA MODIFIED TO MAKE DESIGNER SUGAR-BASED DRUG

    Envisioning an animal-free drug supply, scientists have reprogrammed a common bacterium to make a designer polysaccharide molecule...

    Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceuticals, Drugs, Drug, Animals, Bacterium
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    VELCRO-LIKE CELLULAR PROTEINS KEY TO TISSUE STRENGTH

    Where do bodily tissues get their strength? New research provides important new clues to this long-standing mystery, identifying how...

    Research, Protein, Tissue, Cellular, Drug, Drugs
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    BACTERIAL TOXIN IS FOUND IN PATIENTS WITH URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

    A DNA-damaging bacterial toxin called colibactin is produced in patients with urinary tract infections , according to a new study.

    DNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    FIRST COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS MODEL SHOWS COOPERATION

    Multiscale coarse-grained model of complete SARS-CoV-2 virion developed for first time using supercomputers. Cooperative motion of...

    Protein, Medicine, Virus
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    IDENTIFIED: A MECHANISM THAT PROTECTS PLANT FERTILITY FROM STRESS

    As temperatures rise due to global warming the need to protect plants from stressful conditions has increased, as stress can cause...

    Research, Protein, Food, Food production, Plants
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    HOTTER, DRIER, CRISPR: EDITING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

    Just 15 plant crops provide 90 per cent of the world's food calories. A review of genome editing technologies states gene editing technology...

    Genome, Food, Plants, Genes, Gene, Genomics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    SEARCHING FOR NOVEL TARGETS FOR NEW ANTIBIOTICS

    Ribosome formation is viewed as a promising potential target for new antibacterial agents. Researchers have gained new insights into...

    Protein, Research, Antibiotics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    PROTEIN KINASES SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMMUNODEFICIENCY IN HIV PATIENTS

    A new study indicates that protein kinases, which initiate the process that erodes the body's immunity, significantly contribute to...

    Therapies, Protein, Drug, Immunity, Drugs
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    HOW 'GREAT' WAS THE GREAT OXYGENATION EVENT?

    Around 2.5 billion years ago, our planet experienced what was possibly the greatest change in its history: According to the geological...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    HOW PLANT STEM CELLS RENEW THEMSELVES - A CYTOKININ STORY

    Biologists have discovered how cytokinin activates stem cell division in plants.

    Plants, Stem Cell
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    HARNESSING THE POWER OF PROTEINS IN OUR CELLS TO COMBAT DISEASE

    Over many decades now, traditional drug discovery methods have steadily improved at keeping diseases at bay and cancer in remission....

    Protein, Drugs, Discovery, Cancer, Drug
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    BIOINFORMATICS TOOL ACCURATELY TRACKS SYNTHETIC DNA

    A computer science lab challenges - and beats - deep learning in a test to see if a new bioinformatics approach effectively tracks...

    Computers, Bioinformatic, Science, Bioinformatics, DNA, Genetics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Mar 3, 2021

    CANCER RESEARCH TO GAIN FROM IDENTIFICATION OF 300 PROTEINS THAT REGULATE CELL DIVISION

    With the hope of contributing to the fight against cancer, researchers in Sweden have published a new molecular mapping of proteins...

    Research, Protein, Cancer